Congress questions PM Modi's silence on terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir

12 June,2024 02:33 PM IST |  New Delhi  |  mid-day online correspondent

Congress leader said that PM Modi has time to respond to Pakistani leaders, but no time to condemn the brutal terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pawan Khera, Congress leader and in-charge of media and publicity department said, three terror attacks have been observed in the past three days in the J&K region. He said, on Wednesday, these incidents exposed BJP's chest-thumping and hollow claims of return of peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Khera also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter. According to the reports from PTI, he claimed that PM Modi has time to respond to Pakistani leaders, but no time to condemn the brutal terror attacks.

"BJP's loudmouth chest-thumping and hollow claims of return of peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir have been thoroughly exposed. The fact that BJP did not even bother to fight elections in Kashmir valley is a testament to the fact that their 'Naya Kashmir' policy is an abject failure," Khera said in a statement.

His remarks come amid a rise in terror incidents in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

Khera claimed that in the past 10 years, "loud chest-thumping" by the Modi government has made national security a "casualty." He said, the business continues as usual, while innocents suffer the consequences of cowardly terror attacks.

Khera said, "Even as Shri Narendra Modi and his NDA Government was swearing in, and heads of states were visiting the country, India suffered a horrific and gruesome terror attack in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, where 9 precious lives were lost and at least 33 people were injured, when terrorist fired upon a bus filled with pilgrims from Shiv Khori Temple to Katra."

"Not even innocent children were spared." Khera asked, "Did the victims not deserve a word of sympathy from the self-proclaimed 'divine' prime minister."

As per reports from PTI, the Congress leader further brought up another terror attack that took place in Kathua. One civilian was reportedly injured in the Kathua attack.

On June 11, six security personnel and a civilian were injured in an encounter with terrorists at Chhatrakala, Doda, Jammu, he said.

Terrorists opened fire on a joint checkpoint manned by the 4 Rashtriya Rifles and police in Chattergalla area along Bhadarwah-Pathankot, the officials said.

"A spate of terror attacks has gripped Jammu and Kashmir in the past three days, whilst PM Modi is busy posting responses to congratulatory tweets by Pakistani leaders ? Nawaz Sharif and Pak PM Shahbaz Sharif."

"Why has he not spoken a single word on the dastardly terror attacks? Why has he maintained a stoic silence," Khera asked.

He added, "Is it not a fact that Pir Panjal Range Rajouri and Poonch has now become a hotbed of cross-border terrorism in the past 2 years, as over 35 soldiers have been martyred, following terror attacks in these areas in the past two years, alone? And now terror has also spread to neighbouring Reasi district, which was considered relatively peaceful."

According to PTI, the Congress leader noted that at least 19 major terror attacks have taken place on security installations under the Modi government. The list includes attacks on military stations, Air Force station, army camps and CRPF camps in Pulwama, Pathankot, Uri, Pampore, Gurdaspur, Sunjwan Army camp. Adding the Amarnath Yatra attack and Poonch terror attacks to the list, number of precious lives have been lost in these attcaks.

"Is it not true that Modi Government invited the rogue ISI to investigate the Pathankot attack in 2016," he asked.

According to reports from PTI, Khera continued, is it not true that the Modi government endangered national security while 2,262 terror attacks occurred in J&K, resulting in the deaths of 363 civilians and the martyrdom of 596 jawans.

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